HUGE CHINESE MARKET WITH RAPID GROWTH OF CONSUMPTION AND IMPORT With the world's largest population, China is the second largest economy, as well as the second largest importer and consumer in the world. Now China has entered a new development stage at which consumption keeps increasing, indicating enormous potential for the growth of consumption and import. In the next five years, China is expecting to import products and services valuing more than 10 trillion U.S. dollars, which provides a historic opportunity for enterprises across the world to enter the huge Chinese market.
IDEAL LOCATION, THE TRADE CENTER OF CHINA Located in the Yangtze River Delta Economic Zone, Shanghai enjoys favorable location advantage, great economic strength, well-developed service industries and the ability to allocate global resources. The container throughput of Shanghai Port has been ranking the first place for seven consecutive years. The passenger throughput of airport exceeds 100 million, with route network covering 282 cities around the world.
LARGE-SCALE EXHIBITIONS WITH DIVERSIFIED AND TARGETED SUPPORTING ACTIVITIES Enterprises from over 100 countries and regions are expected to participate in the first CIIE. Supporting activities such as supply-demand matchmaking meetings, seminars and product releases will be held during the Expo.
MULTIPLE MEASURES GUARANTEEING ALL-ROUND AND QUALITY SERVICES The CIIE will facilitate participation in terms of customs clearance, inspection and quarantine, provide long-term one-stop transaction services online and offline, and strengthen protection of intellectual property rights to safeguard the rights and interests of merchants.
STRONG PURCHASE DEMAND WITH A LARGE NUMBER OF PROFESSIONAL PURCHASERS The CIIE will invite Chinese enterprises from across the country to come to do business. Merchants from other countries will also be invited to the Expo. It's estimated that 150,000 domestic and foreign professional purchasers will participate in the Expo.